Join us Saturday night for a fantastic night of movie and music, not to mention fabulous food and drink at the Closing Night reception after the screening.
Goh Nakamura (playing himself) is a San Francisco musician trying to break into the music scene. In the meantime, he agrees to do a favor for a filmmaker friend and teaches TV star Danny (Chadd Stoops) how to play the guitar for his upcoming movie role. In an attempt to learn the ins and outs of being a “rock star,” Danny follows Goh on his West Coast tour.
Goh unexpectedly runs into his high school crush Rachel (Lynn Chen) while on tour. Danny, grateful for Goh’s help, tries to return the favor by playing wingman so Goh might get a second chance with Rachel.
Directed by Dave Boyle (White on Rice, screened at the 2009 DC APA Film Festival), Surrogate Valentine is a sweet, romantic comedy showcasing the music of Goh Nakamura.
Preceded by Beta to the Max
In 1982, Jerry Little is on top of the world as the foremost Beta machine salesman. But he’s about to be tested when a Japanese rival unveils the VHS tape.
Closing Night Reception
Surrogate Valentine will be screened twice on Saturday, Oct 15 at the Goethe Institut in the heart of DC’s Gallery Place/Chinatown. Following each screening will be a reception held in the Goethe Institut’s upstairs art gallery space.
The Closing Night Reception will feature a black-and-white theme with a specially catered menu featuring a decadent dessert spread, international hand-poured coffees from Modern Times Coffeehouse, Asian cuisine from PING and Sticky Rice, along with the local live band favorite Inara Sunset, who are regular performers at Modern Times Coffeehouse. The bar will feature microdistillery and international liquors, such as Brokers Gin, Smooth Ambler White Whiskey, Don Q Rum, Tierruca Sauvignon Blanc, and Parallel Cote D’Rhone.
Admittance to the reception is included in the Closing Night ticket.